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Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
saw the price of west texas intermediate crude oil go up $6 per barrel in comparison to the week previous and gasoline futures went up $15. and so those are some pretty huge price jumps. we have seen the petroleum markets drop a little bit since then. there's a lot of concern and prices at the pump have been going up. on the other hand, things aren't as bad as they were a year ago. in fact, if people can remember labor day back in 2012, the national average is $3.83 per gallon. so, you know, it's a lot cheaper than a year ago but you can expect to see higher prices in the days ahead. >> michael, i appreciate it. have a great labor day weekend. michael green with aaa with us. stay tuned. more news in just a moment here on al-jazeera. saudi arabia for that. ♪ make >>> hello again, everyone, i'm tony harris. here is the latest from al-jazeera. president obama addressed the topic of military intervention in syria today. he says he has not made a final decision but the u.s. is considering a, quote, limited narrow act. the president made it clear he considered syria's use of chemical
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. >>> a judge has let the jury go home early and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
approval before changing their voting laws. texas announced a voighte voter i.d. law? >>> the justice department sued texas over the law. why was the voting rights act passed? >> in response to a civil rights movement that said w the right to vote is fundamental in a democracy. it rectified acts of discrimination in which african/american were denied the right to vote and protect the rights. to on be able to participate effectively. pand you refer to act that required for southern states. >> take us into the present day. the. >> some sections are and don't want people to be denied to vote base based on race or any other kik characteristics. of section three, if there is a systematic, federal courts can fashion remedies. it is out moded because jim cr crowe with the temporary pro?rigz 1965 thankfully are no longer there. >> talk about sections 4 and 5. >> we are missing a lot. discrimination persists a texas jurisdiction. they are required to provide bilingual and had them at no polling places. said let's keep a galling referendum off the ballot & the large turn out of african/
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
department moves to sue texas, saying it discriminates against minority voters. >>> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. more than is 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas. an accusation strongly denied by the government. the french government demanding some sor
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 4:00pm EDT
past few years, production has doubled in south texas. and job creation continues to rise. tom ackerman reports. >> it's midday in the once sleepy center of nixon, texas. not so long ago, this was a quiet farming town. now it's a literal crossroad of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that has been again for the family restaurant run by dates e rojas. she has been drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we have benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies, and they have helped us, as well as other businesses in nixon. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> it's been more than a sentence tree since texas saw its first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until it was eclipsed by the middle east. but with new hydraulic fracturing technology, drillers are exploiting the state's deep shale oil and gas deposits as never before. >> in the past three years, texas has doubled crude production, a sharp referenceable from two decades of falling output. if it were considered an independent nation, texas w
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> very much followed one of the two main camps. when they were aligned with the brotherhood and morsi, they kind of towed that line because they were against th. and like she said, they have no problem with a crackdown on the brotherhood by the military. and right now they really don't have leadership that is in the public sphere. they don't have someone who can speak on their behalf. they don't have someone who represents their opinions, and that makes it very difficult for them to rea
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
yesterday was a moral obscenity. the white house felt -- joe biden was speaking in houston, texas, he says there is no doubt that they were used, were these chemical weapons, and there is little doubt who used them. >> for we know that the syrian regime, the only ones who have the weapons have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons. >> all indications point to a cruise missile attack of some sort, perhaps arias sets, allied arias sets as well. we don't know when or who, that coalition is still forming. we don't know what the end goal is. all we do know is what jay carney said today. we know what it's not. >> we are also very much engaged in an effort to support the opposition in its struggle with the assad regime, as the assad regime continues to try to massacre it's a own people in an effort to maintain power. and it's our firm conviction -- [ inaudible ] but this deliberation and the actions that we are contemplating are not about regime change
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
lives or dies. >> heidi shou castro at fort hood, texas. you allen schauffler now joins us. whatveral of them spoke after te sentencing. >> our family members are six feet under, and there is no way we can visit them at all. they're gone. and these guys go around put all the kids, murder them, put blankets on them and burn them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> when you're sending people to fromnistan or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washington. >>> government is pushing to allow investigators into the site of this week's attack. they will try to negotiate access to areas where the attacks too place. samples from victims from the incident have been sent outside the country. president barack obama has called the situation an event of grave concern. suffering most are those too small to defend themselves. there are now 1 million revenu revenueys. al jazeera has more from a camp in northern iraq. >> reporter: normally described as one in a million is a compliment. here its anything but. for million syrian children this is now their life. ibrahims is 10 years o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 1:00am EDT
china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. jazeera america. >> i'm kim bondy, growing up in news was always important. you have this great product that you are ready to share with the country. i'm a part of a team that is moving in the same direction. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> technology is coming on in the next few decades may make nuclear waste obsolete. we should all hope that's the case. but right now the international atomic energy agency expects the united states alone to produce at least 32,000 tons added to the pile. my next guess has made a documentary about the nuclear waste time will will air on al jazeera. if the problem can't be solved by new technology. it's direc
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 2:00am EDT
beginning to push more down in to the gulf of mexico. not necessarily over here towards texas unfortunately. you can expect to see some localized flood ago cross the region, but across much of the gulf state such as mobile or new orleans, all se you'll see bettr weather. atlanta 87 on tuesday. really not look too bad through the week and should be dry, temperatures are going to be climb on the ground friday to about 92 degrees there. i spoke about the heat. this is the majority where it's going to be across the central portions of texas. and also to the north. where the rain end up there towards the north, that's where it will be quite warm. we'll see temperatures in texas and dallas at about 98 degrees, but take a look at your 5-day forecast. one off four degrees on thursday, really not much better as we go towards the weekend but plenty of sunshine in the forecast. >> he was acquitted in the shooting death of a florida teen. and now george zimmerman wants the state to pay big bucks for his legal fees. and a deadly train crash in mexico may be the work of thieves. looking to
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >>> welcome back, recapping our top stories, the court has ordered the release of hosni mubarak. if prosecutors do not appeal the ruling, mubarak could be freed in the next couple of days. >>> a military judge has sentenced private bradley manning to 35 years in prison, he leaked classified documents to wikileaks. he was dishonorably discharged and will no longer get pay. >>> to provide some direct incite on bradley manning's trial, we turn to amnesty international's observer at the trial. what is your reaction? >> it is what we were expecting. he was available to as much as 90 years, the prosecution was seeking 60, and the 35 is really just to set an example. >> the example being what? >> to show other leakers that if they do leak classified information, you have to make a decision, leak the information that you believe to be human rights violations or face possibly life sentences or the majority of your life in prison doing so. and when people are conflicted about that,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
sue texas over its voter i.d. laws saying its racist. 700,000 acres scorched in the west, now wildfires threaten yosemite park. [♪ music ] >> our top story, the u.s. wants answers, the u.n. is demanding access but is getting nowhere, and international outrage continues to grow over an alleged chemical attack in syria. 1300 people are believed dead. president obama urged intelligence community to quickly gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. the government denies that they use chemical weapons, but washington does not believe they have the means for chemical warfare. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children, were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. syrian opposition say more than 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas east and west of the capitol of damascus. but the shocking picture of the victims have brought swift international condemnation. the french government demanding some sort of action. >> if proven our position of france is there need
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 5:30am EDT
. that's next on "consider this." >> welcome back, we're talking about texas science textbooks and whether they should leave the door open to talk about flaws in evolution. kathy i want to go to you. we're talking about texas textbooks here. what is their broader influence, why should people in colorado or anywhere else care? >> there's a reason we said don't mess with textbooks, not don't mess with texas. that's because texas is the largest consumer of textbooks in the country and when you're in this business you want to sell as many texas books as possible. science perpetually books is paramount concern for many publishers and has happened for decades the books that are adopted here in texas then get pedaled around the rest of the cup because it's very expensive to change them. and folks don't even realize it but in california they figured it out and they introduced a bill that said they would ban texas textbooks, it got so bad, texas has such a bad representation of politicizing, experts in the subject matter to get what's right in the classrooms. >> our community has picked up
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 12:00am EDT
in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >> it is a desperate gamble for millions of immigrants trying to cross the u.s.-mexico border. people will risk their own lives even that of their children for the opportunity. america tonight's rob reynolds traveled to the border areas to hear from the survivors about their challenges. some of the images in the stories they tell may be disturbing. >> reporter: a corner of the cemetery in texas is set aside for th the lost and left behind. these are the graves of unknown migrants from mexico and central america who died lonely deaths in the bad lands of south texas. >> it's horrible. it's senseless death. i don't really understand it. >> reporter: vinnie martinez is chief deputy sheriff of brooks county last year he reported well over 100 dead migrants. today numbers are on trend to exceed that. >> from year-to-date we're 92% increase from 2012. we had 129 in 2012. we see the influx. we see the volume high on pedestrians markers coming through the brush . >> reporter: an i
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
news bad news but mostly good news in texas. suspended quarterback johnny manzell has denied accepting any money for autographs. >>> slaughtering animals before games, the animal rights group peta has sent a message to uefa, the day before the championship league, venus williams fails to make it to the final round of the grand slam. at 33 years old williams was the oldest player to make the second round, have more sports news coming up in about 20 minutes. >> michael thank you. in california tonight there is a desperate shortage of foster parents. coming up we'll tell you what's been done to find children safe and loving homes. >>> keeping at least a dozen mosques under surveillance. what it means for people who attend them next on al jazeera. >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. here's a look at the headlines. president obama says he's convinced that syria did use chemical weapons against its own people. during an interview with pbs, he says he has not made a final decision about how the united states should respond. >>> if man convicted of the killing at fo
Al Jazeera America
Aug 20, 2013 5:30pm EDT
disciples. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can affect your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >> after the tazreen fire, walmart announced that it had dropped success a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. share your story on tv and online. >> welcome back. these are our top stories at this hour. syrian rebels are accusing the government of launching a nerve gas attack they say killed hundreds, including children. the alleged attack comes hours after a team of u.n. weapons experts arrived in damascus to investigate previous attacks. >> bradley manning will learn how l
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >>> welcome back. as the world waits to see if the u.s. and other allies will attack syria. the island of cyprus has been preparing as well. >> reporter: the islanders of cypress are watching and waiting and trying to work tout next move. cypress' geographic location makes it strategically vital but many citizens feel anything put important. >> we care about possibility to set us back. we can't do nothing. we are powerless. >> reporter: others here believe the greater good is what's at stake. >> t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, acro
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 12:30am EDT
jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. wouldn't believe there is a farm inside of it. while the death toll from cholera continues to rise, a new fight for justice has begun. mario joseph is the most famous lawyer in haiti. he's won landmark victories for victims of political persecution. today, he's collecting medical records. with very limited resources mario is representing thousands of haitians who've been affected by cholera. it's the case of his life - they're trying to sue the united nations. >> the united n
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:30am EDT
, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> al-jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. >> introduces "america tonight". gas. >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventional. >> we spent time with the gangster disciples. >> escape from the unexpected. >> i am a cancer survivor, not mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 4:00am EDT
minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> welcome back. we're keeping an eye on the gang violence that has taken over some chicago neighborhoods in our special series. but chicago is by no means the only city that faces those kinds of pressures. in brooklyn, community leaders have found a surprising group of allies in their fight against crime. we get that story tonight from sarah hoy. >> every time a victim is hit... >> before walker was speaking out against gun violence, he was wreaking havoc in the streets. >> i was out there every day, drugs, gang banger, i say that, i was out here jumping people, fighting people, you know, what
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 8:30am EDT
ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. [[voiceover]] no doubt about it, innovation changes our lives.ç] from the world's top documentary directors. >> this is just the beginning of something much bigger. >> thank god i didn't have to suffer what he had to go through. >> this sunday, the premiere of "into eternity". >> i am now in this place where you should never come. >> how do you contain 100,000 years of nuclear danger? >> it is an invisible danger. >> al jazeera america presents "into eternity". premieres sunday night 9 eastern. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:30pm EDT
name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. what happens when social media uncovers unheard and fascinating news stories? >> they share it on a stream. would probably be very good at that also. that is it for al-jazeera america. ♪ schwartz: martyn stacey has also been campaigning for tighter controls on adventure tour operators. schwartz: ballooning may appear to be the gentlest of extreme sports but this is a four tonne aircraft with more power than many a light plane and no brakes. a pilot can take the craft up or down but direction is determined by the win
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 2:30am EDT
. including yours. mission. i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. pocket. . . . test. >>> >> there are about 306,000 of the politicals. politicals. > translator: in the beginning it was two computers. but the network group jazeera.com. >> a leak of japan's fukushima nuclear plant force authorities to put it on the highest alert since the 2011 tsunami. ♪ hello, other top stories in al jazeera. corruption charges should be dropped against mubarak. >> reporting from inside a prison where i've been speaking to convicted
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00am EDT
soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with our stephanie stanton who said it is just a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and are expected to approve that resolution at which point bob filner is expected to formally step down. we did
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 4:00am EDT
your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it. >> social media isn't an afterthought. america. >> al-jazeera social america community online. >> this is your outlet for those conversations >> post, upload and interact. >> every night, share undiscovered stories. >> the stream, tomorrow night, latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ >> it is a desperate gamble for millions of immigrants trying to cross the u.s.-mexico border. people will risk their own lives even that of their children for the opportunity. america tonight's rob reynolds traveled to the border areas to hear from the survivors about their challenges. some of the images in the stories they tell may be disturbing. >> reporter: a corner of the cemetery in texas is set aside for th the lost and left behind. these are the graves of unknown migrants from mexico and central america who died lonely deaths in the bad lands of south tex
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm EDT
evolution be challenged in textbooks. it's the question asked in texas so what does it mean for the rest of the nation? >> forget don't mess with texas. members of the scientific community have a different message for the lone start state. don't mess with evolution. texas is about to approve science textbooks that might be used for the next ten years. but there are questions about how evolution will be
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm EDT
sources say the ncaa and texas a&m have reached an agreement to suspend johnny manzel for the first half of the aggie game for his role in a scandal. four weeks ago alfonso soriano returned to the yankees after reaching a milestone. soriano has hit 11 home runs since being traded back to the yankees back on july 26 president. >>> and it's day three in flushing, new york, on the women's side both advance winning in straight sets but then the rains came delaying the matches of serena and venus williams, and andy murray was scheduled to play today. we'll be back in 20 minutes with more sports. >> united nations troops fired on rebels fighting the congolese army and the democratic republic of congo. they are iowa cuesed of attacking goma, a city of 1 million people near the volume tearwandaand congolese border, g for the violence. >>> the in the death of the bottlenose dolphin is attributed to a virus. the number of dolphins that died this year is nine times than the historic average. >>> in north carolina, a new mandate is dividing some people in that state. ç] >> welcome back to al jazeer
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 6:00am EDT
has worries of ill price increases. tom reports from san antonio in texas. >> the oil producing countries of the arab world decided to use their oil as a political weapon. >> in the heat of the 1973 arab israeli war, the countries that dominated opec clamped an oil empargo on the west that's when americans first learned what it is like to cope with long cues at filling stations. and the u.s. president first set the goal of making america energy self-sufficient. >> by the end of this decade, americans will not have to rely on any source of energy beyond our own. >> four decades later the u.s. still depends on imports. but president obama says the surge of domestic crude protection together with more fuel efficient vehicles is putting energy independence within site. >> we are finally poised to control our own energy future. we produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years. >> despite stricter sanctions against crude and recent supplied disruptions in libya, iraq, and nigeria, american consumers are hardly feeling them reflected in what they pay to fill their tanks. >> gasolin
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 9:00pm EDT
: a corner of the cemetery in texas is set aside for th the lost and left behind. these are the graves of unknown migrants from mexico and central america who died lonely deaths in the bad lands of south texas. >> it's horrible. it's senseless death. i don't really understand it. >> reporter: vinnie martinez is chief deputy sheriff of brooks county last year he reported well over 100 dead migrants. today numbers are on trend to exceed that. >> from year-to-date we're 92% increase from 2012. we had 129 in 2012. we see the influx. we see the volume high on pedestrians markers coming through the brush. >> reporter: an impoverished crumbling town near the mexican border. but the checkpoint just south of town is the last barrier for migrants to dallas and beyond. human smugglers have found ways to evade the checkpoint. migrants rush out of the smugglers' vehicles and hide in the bush. then he they are led on a long march through miles of rough country. anyone who can't keep up or gets hurt or sick is left behind. and most of those people simply never make it out of the forest alive. these p
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
at a texas military base. heidi jo castro joins us from fort hood. a couple of issues i want to take up with you but now the sentence is known, it is death. is the next step for nidal hasan leavenworth prison in kansas? >> that is the destination. he is at the jail awaiting the next military cargo transport to kansas. when his son steps into the jail cell he will be stripped of his pay and rank. >>> this is a mandatory appeal. even if hasan tells the government he does not want any appeals whatsoever it will be still at least four years before he is executed. >> heidi how did the families react to the death sentence? >> well, they were out here just momentarily before, tony, and two families spoke to the media. the wife and two daughters of retired chief warrant officer michael cahill, remembering their father, their husband. he was the one civilian who died at the hands of hasan. and he died because he rushed at the shooter armed with nothing but a chair in an attempt to save the lives of soldiers. his family said that's the kind of man he was and today they feel like a weight has b
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm EDT
movement. they started to make changes in texas hours after the voting rights act passed and in a place where you can vote if you have a gun i.d. but you can't vote if you have a student i.d. the way the youth are reacting what's happened around trayvon martin and the serious discussions that are happening around racial profiling, the way the youth are activated in a way that's very different this might have been a couple of months ago a march celebrating a moment of history right now we are realizing a moment that is repeating itself in very interesting ways in our community and particularly among the youth standing at the precipice of making a difference. around the dream defenders a lot of things mirroring what you saw in the civil rights movement. >> do you think there are kids that are born today that are color blind? >> i think there is a myth that's been out there for a long time that we are moving a society that is postracial. i think we have made progress but the symbolism of people getting elected and the symbolism of african americans in different positions has some pos
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
rampage at fort hood, texas. >> that's the message that we heard over and over from these families. they want hassan to be forgotten. he'll soon be on his way to fort leavenworth, kansas. there he'll join death row where five other u.s. soldiers are waiting. i should also note, john, no u.s. soldier has been executed since 1961. >> that's heidi zhou castro reporting from texas. >>> for nearly two weeks now fire crews have been working non-stop fighting the fire at the yosemite national park. in all there are 4,000 firefighters trying to get a handle on this stubborn fire. katherine, these firefighters sounds like they're completely exhausted. >> you know, they actually said, they said, you know, it's just another day at the office. this is what we do. we like what we do, and so they're in it to win it, and they really are holding up pretty well. that said there are tired folks at the end of the 15- to 18-hour day. there have been drones, it's an eye in the sky that can feed data both day and night, monitoring flareups, and also looking to see how fire lines are holding over this 28
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm EDT
school at texas a&m university. ambassador crocker, good to talk to you. from the speech today from the secretary of state, have we reached a point where the politics have moved ahead of the actual investigation? >> i think the push for military action is clearly growing, and in terms of the investigation, as secretary kerry noted, what the inspectors may be able to determine is whether chemical weapons were used. the secretary said they will not take a position on who used them. so i think we can all kind of o here. the rebels don't have this type of equipment, and the regime does. the investigation will tell us what we know. chemical agents were used. they won't tell us who used them. >> the secretary also mentioned that the united states has evidence of this attack, evidence that may not be in the hands or won't get to the hands of the investigators. before any action is taken, does the case need to be made? the evidencary case need to be a made in terms of putting all cards on the table. >> i think it needs to be made. it's been apparent since the day of the attack that chemical age
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. we have heard from senator angus kaine, joaquin castro from san antonio, texas, and a highlight so far as been the music. two-thirds of the trio peter paul and mary sang blowing in the wind. and un ambassador, major of atlanta, he got up there and belted out some spiritual songs that were popular in the heyday of the civil rights moment. at this moment we're hearing from the widow of med -- med ger evers. and earlier we heard from melanie campbell. she had some very strong words about a topic that is on the forefront of many people's minds here today. let's listen. >> today racism and inequality does not manifest itself in a white sheet, jim crow laws, poll taxes or barking dogs, but the dogs are still biting in other ways. today there are no white sheets, but there are judges in black robes in the u.s. supreme court who struck down section 4 of the voting rights act, opening the flood gates in many states to pass more voter id laws, to block people of color, and young people from voting. >> and there you have it. a clear reference to the supreme court decision earlier this summer
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
all that severe and not all that heavy rain. from texas to florida. talking about the tropics now, not much happening in the caribbean or gulf of mexico. they will come into an area which is unfavorable for continued development. but it looks like over the next few days the tropics are quiet. the tropics are all quiet and things are pretty calm here from the gulf of mexico to the caribbean, just watching what is happening off the coast of africa, because that may try to develop here over the next 48 hours. >> recapping our top story. the white house is still trying to rally a support on syria. but makes it very clear it is willing to go it alone. we are waiting to hear a statement from secretary of state john kerry who is expected -- and also the broader situation that is going to happen at the state department at any moment. he actually started off the week on monday, with very harsh words for syria, now wrapping up the week with another statement on syria. covering a statement, will be paul -- bring inning paul now. paul, there's a lot riding on what the secretary of state is go
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am EDT
murder charges for shooting 13 fellow soldiers at fort hood, texas in 2009. heidi is live at al jazeera america - a new voice in american journalism - >>introduces america tonight. >>in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >>an escape from the expected. >>i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> welcome back, let's recap our stop stories. the un says the there are now a million syrian children refugees. >>> and two bombs went off outside of the northern city of tripoli in lebanon. there is no immediate claim of responsibility for the atta
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
flooding. ♪ hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor forç] ♪ >>> welcome back. so a predator drone is the latest koolt helping to get a handle on the wildfire burning in yosemite national park. more than 4,000 emergency workers are fighting the rim fire. it has been spreading for nearly two weeks now. fire officials say six firefighters have been injured and there's a growing concern for san francisco's water supply. the reservoir is at risk of contamination. >> reporter: the greatest risk of this fire is an enhanced input of sediment which is dirt from the forest floor into the reservoir. >> more than 2.5 million people get their drinking water from the reservoir. the rim fire is about 30% contained right now. there has been severe flooding in pennsylvania this week. heavy rainfall caused this flooding around pittsburgh on wednesday. several days of rain left the ground saturated earlier in the week. leaving the conditions ripe for flooding. no reports of any injuries, though, thank goodness. ♪ >>> we'll keep it right there in pennsylva
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
baptist church reflect on the legacy of that day. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." >> boston magazine released more images from the arrest of accused boston marathon bomber tsarnaev. he was emerging bottom the boat with police lasers trained on his head. he pleaded not guilty to charges for the bombing that killed three people. >> the united states is sending a special envoy to north korea to free a u.s. citizen. they claimed he is a spay. the white house are deeply concerned about his health and urg
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am EDT
texas. >> more than 400,000 children in chicago make their way back to school today. 12,000 of them will be attending new schools following the largest mass school closing in u.s. history. a lot of those schools will be in unfamiliar neighborhoods. this has raised concerns with parents. their children will now be forced to walk longer distances through violent areas. city leaders have vowed to keep the children safe with new programs. ash home run, can you walk us through the safe program. >> currently, there are 53 new routes that have been established by the district, those in addition to the 39 that had been in place before that. about 600 people have been hired by safe passage to be posted along those routes during school hours, about five hours a day when the bells are ringing to help students get to and from their newly designated schools. we've already seen the presence of some of those people in bright fluorescent vests lined up at the safe passage route where we're standing. weaver also seen a police presence by patrol and on foot, but very much safety on the minds of parents, t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 2:00am EDT
45 charges, including the premeditated murder for the shooting spree in texas. it could make hasan the first soldier to be executed by the u.s. military since 196 1. >>> it's back to school today for students in chicago. it has been a rocky year with the third largest school system, with teacher strikes and the largest mass school closing in history. we look at the challenges ahead. >> reporter: 8-year-old crystal plans to meet a lot of new classmates. >> i'm going to have to meet new friends again. >> for mom it's more harrowing. >> it's scary around here, my daughter is in the third grade but i walk her to school. >> the chicago school board decided to close down 49 underperforming and poorly utilized schools. on the hilly depressed sides. the kids from different blocks will meet for the first time. >> kids are coming from everywhere, rival gangs, and families don't get along, and when they see each other, it's not about the law. >> safety is so much of a concern that the city has torn down dozens of vacant houses and boarded updoses of more. >> when you get in there, you see nee
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 12:00pm EDT
outbreak at a texas mega church has now spread to at least 21 people. health officials are trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics. doctors say a visitor who became infected with measles likely spread it to the rest of the church. most of the members did not have their measles vaccinations. >>> a new school year means a new start for those who survived the sandy hook elementary school shooting last year. they are going to classes at middle sdmool a neighboring town. task force approved plans to tear down the old school, which was the scene of the deadly massacre. the new one is going to be built on the same spot pending approval i will residents. >>> crews battling california wildfires are finally making some progress. the rim fire, which has been burning for ten days covers more than 250 square miles. that is about the size of the city of chicago. while the fire continues to grow, it is, now, 20% contained. and yosemite's fire chief says they have the blaze boxed in. more good news officials say the wildfires are likely not to disrupt san francisco's water and
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 8:00am EDT
from eastern portions of texas back into northern and central florida so use precaution. back to you. >> thank you. next up, the dream 50 years later. marchers return to washington to reflect. our continuing coverage is next. >>> real estate mogal donald trump is facing a 40 million-dollar lawsuit. at stake, claims he deceived students that paid to learn about his business plan. >> i'm jessica taft. in sports we celebrate the present by remembering the past, a tribute to those that paved the way to truly make baseball the all american game. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. [applause] >> his words forever penned in american history. it h
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 8:00am EDT
jeffery corn of south texas school of law, thank you for joining us. >> some major developments out of japan rewarding the water leak at the fukushima nuclear power plant. a level three category means exposure to the material for just one hour is the equivalent to exposure for five years. this markion the first time japan issued a warning of this kind since the three reactor meltdowns that followed the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. >> wildfires are burning in 10 western states. over $1 billion has been spent fighting wildfires this year. idaho has the two worst fires. they may be getting the upper hand on the beaver creek valley. hundreds of people are cleared to return home. hundreds more are waiting for that chance. >> good morning, let's start with the west. we were just talking about the fires which range north and south all the way from parts of california, arizona, up to the pacific northwest, even a few of them in parts of alaska. you can see in the northwest, it's going to be another dry day. we've had some monsoon moisture more into the southwest, but even some of this that
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
texas, we'll also be in the 90s. it will be hot but chance of a shower, but most of the wet weather from the southwest from topical storm evo. we are going to see the storm bring more moisture and thunderstorms into the southwest, tracking up towards the midwest. it's going to start getting hot, too, for minnesota as that humidity moves in. it is going to feel pretty uncomfortable but typical temperatures for the southwest. rain as well, but watch out for the thunderstorms because they could peek out. minneapolis, around 87. we will see how the clouds clear out. even if you are in the 80s, it will be uncomfortable from the humidity. >> rebecca, thank you. >>> 50 years later, and still realizing the dream. remembering martin luther king, jr.'s famous march on washington and reflecting on just how far the country has come. >>> i have a dream. my 4 little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. [applause.] >> neck week marks the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
accused in the shooting rampage at fort hood texas. he was convicted last week. jurors are considering the death penalty or life in prison. the last time the u.s. military executed a soldier was back in 1961. hassan killed 13 of his fellow unarmed soldiers and injured more than 30 others at that texas army base. >> a newly released videotape shows eyewitness testimony in the 1975 assassination attempt on president gerald ford. that testimony coming from the president himself. the videotape shows ford answering questions about the attempt. a jury convicted lynette, squeaky fromme. this is the first time a sitting president has ever given oral testimony in a trial. >> she was three to four feet from me when i first noticed her. she appeared to want to come married. i had the impression she did come forward. i didn't see the precise movement. i stopped, because i had the impression she wanted to speak to me or shake my hand, and as i moved to either shake hands or speak to her, i then notice said the gun. as i indicated, it in her hand was approximately two feet from it. >> no
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am EDT
miles, and 64 of which are inside the park. >>> health officials in texas are working to contain a measle outbreak. it is contained to a dallas church where 21 people have gotten sick so far. >>> celebrating the march on washington mall. where dr. martin luther king called for equal rights for all. thank you so much, i'm morgan radford. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. can you say stocktopussy? g102 2 more news. ♪ >>> and welcome back. late summer heat wave has prompted many schools across the events. heat stroke is a leading cause of death among athletes, and it is a particular concern for high school football players and their pa
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm EDT
not getting very far on your salary you have three kids in oakland texas minimum wage is $8 an hour, and the living wage for a full time worker is supposed to be $11.51. that is just for one person, not for a family of four. how do you and your coworkers manage. >> that's a good question. we basically the majority of us workers in these industries we depend on public assistance to make up the difference. where these companies are basically just stealing from us. i and myself depend on food statutes just to be able to feed myself and my chin. and it comes down to the point where one of my workers in new york fellow workers just explained in that newscast, that she has to determine who she is going to feed, he is or her child. and that's sad we have to make the decision to where we have to feed our child, before we can feed ourselves, and we are the actual individual that is going in here and conducting these -- or should i say providing the services to everyone in the nation and we're cleaning up, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning lobbies lifting heavy things. and go to work hungry every
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 4:00pm EDT
is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> welcome back, everyone, a wildfire california doubled in size and now the fastest growing of fires across the west. the so-called rim fire is burning inside yosemite park. and firefighters are struggling to control it. melissa chan is on the scene. >> reporter: the fire has reached the western boundary of yosemite park and crossed that boundary this morning on friday. 100,000 acres destroyed. we're standing in one of the charred areas where the fire swept through in the last couple of days, still seeing smoldering smoke comin
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